Those Who Served: J

  • Jacobson Milton R
    Jacobson Milton R

    Lt. Milton R. Jacobson
    Serial No. 272250
    U.S. Navy
    April 15, 1943 - January 26, 1946
    Pacific Theater

    After Atlantic and Mediterranean duty, we were assigned to the Pacific in time for participation in the reinvasion and re-occupation of the Philippines. As the only Jewish officer aboard, I was pleased to be asked by my commanding officer if I would like to conduct a weekly ecumenical service, accompanied by two sailors on a banjo and clarinet.

  • Jacob Nathen
    Jacob Nathen

    Pfc. Nathen Jacob
    Serial No. 36823030
    U.S. Army Air Corps
    June 1943 - December 1945
    Pacific Theater

    My experiences in the Pacific were too numerous to write about. However, I was able to attend Rosh Hashanah services in the Pacific.

  • Jubelirer Sylvan
    Jubelirer Sylvan

    T/Sgt. Sylvan Jubelirer
    Serial No. 388620
    U.S. Marines
    1942 - 1946
    Stateside

    I served in San Diego, El Toro, and Santa Ana, California. I was sent on detached duty to help set up the Marine Corps air station in El Toro. On July 24, 1943, I was married in San Diego in Temple Beth El without any family members present. Non-Jewish members of my platoon stood up for me.